Computer information systems is a technical field where you learn computing in the context of business. You’ll tap your mathematical, logical problem-solving ability as well as your capacity to communicate effectively as you study the analysis and design of information systems. By combining this with your major studies, you’ll be ready to produce breakthrough developments in design and technology, science, art, business, or wherever your area of passion lies.

This page is not intended as a substitute for the catalog. Please consult with your advisor and the catalog for the year in which you were admitted.

Applications for the CIS minor are due on October 15th and March 15th.



Admission to the CIS minor is based on a student's performance in the following seven competency areas: information systems, computer programming, calculus, statistics, critical thinking, writing and a quantitatively-oriented business discipline.

Students seeking to add the CIS minor may submit an application to the CIS and BSAN department when they have completed, or are currently completing, all seven classes on the application.

See the catalog for further details.

Required Courses

For specific course listings, please refer to the Program of Study in the undergraduate catalog.


Choose from course topics such as: computing telecommunications networks, intermediate programming, web development, computer security management, information technology consulting, business intelligence and IS project management.


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Declaration Process

After acceptance into the minor program, students in good academic standing should submit a declaration of minor request via MyMadison.

Graduation Requirement

The CIS minor requires a minimum 2.0 GPA for graduation on all courses completed at JMU. Transfer credit is not calculated in the GPA.

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